California utilities would control the temperature of new homes and commercial buildings in emergencies with a radio-controlled thermostat, under a proposed state update to building energy efficiency standards.
Customers could not override the thermostats during “emergency events,” according to the proposal, part of a 236-page revision to building standards. The document is scheduled to be considered by the California Energy Commission, a state agency, on Jan. 30.
Let me get this straight, even if an “emergency event” occurs like say an extreme drop in temperature when a winter storm moves through the area, as happens all the time, I have no ability to tinker with MY thermostat, in MY house, to take the chill off my babies, dogs and the flat beer sitting on the coffee table.
During times when the Santa Anna winds blow in off the desert and temps rise into the three digits I can’t crank up the aircon to an acceptable level!
Is that about it? This isn’t just nanny-state, its down right 1984ish!
These people, and I use the term very loosely, are the nuttiest of the nuts!
They will have to pry my thermostat from my HOT & SWEATY hands under threat of death. (and even that won’t work!)
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